Financial Aid/Resources

  • Financial Aid

    Our New York State HEGIS Code is 5209.20.

    Practical Nursing students interested in applying for financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is recommended that students, spouses and/or parents use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which can make the application process easier and faster.

    Students and/or parents applying for financial aid must first obtain their Federal Student Aid ID, which will then enable the FAFSA to be signed electronically.  Go to through the link below for your FSA ID. This gives you access to your Federal Students Aid's online system and can serve as your legal signature.  At least one parent of a dependent student will be required to have an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically.  Your FSA ID can be used to sign your FAFSA application electronically, make electronic corrections to your FAFSA, authorize the IRS data retrieval process, sign your master promissory note and (MPN) for direct loans electronically, complete your direct loan entrance counseling, and access your financial aid records. 

    In order to receive Federal Financial Aid (Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Loans) at Genesee Valley BOCES (GV BOCES), students must complete a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) each academic year.

    You can complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA using the myStudentAid app.  Download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store or Google Play.  The myFAFSA component - which is used to complete the FAFSA form, is the app's featured function.

    Students are required to attend a general financial aid orientation followed by an individual financial aid meeting where our staff will develop each individual financial aid plan (IFP). 

    Helpful information concerning financial aid is available through the following links:

    Financial aid for LPN Program students is available for qualified candidates.  For more information, please click on the files below or visit the website noted below.

    If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact John Cima, Lead Coordinator for Adult Education/FAA, at (585) 344-7720 or email the Lead Coordinator.

    Potential Funding Sources For LPN Students

    Livingston County
    Livingston County Office of Workforce Development
    Government Center, Geneseo, NY
    (585) 243-7047

    Wyoming County
    Wyoming County Community Action
    Route 20A, Perry Center, NY
    (585) 237-2066
    Beth Caton, Mark Wright

    Genesee County
    Genesee County Job Development Bureau
    East Main St., Batavia, NY (585)344-2042

    Orleans County
    Orleans County Job Development Bureau
    458 West Avenue, Albion, NY
    (585) 589-5335

    Monroe County
    Rochester Works
    255 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY (585) 258-3500

    All Counties
    Western New York R-AHEC
    Rural Area Health Education Center
    20 Duncan Street, Warsaw, NY (585) 786-6275
    Jennifer Cooke, Cindy Bennion

    Additional Funding Sources

    Veterans Programs

    Honorably discharged veterans who served more than 181 days of active service may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits. Eligible veterans can be full-time or part-time students and can receive up to thirty-six months of entitlement.

    Dependents of veterans who are deceased or 100% disabled due to military service, may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs Assistance for up to forty-five months. The student must be between 18 and 26 years of age. Selected reservists and National Guardsmen, who enlist for six years or more, may be eligible for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Workforce Development Programs

    Training services are available to eligible individuals who have not been able to obtain or keep employment and have met the requirements of their local Workforce Development Office for services.  Individual Training Accounts are established to finance training based upon the individual’s choice of selected training programs.

    ACCES-VR, Adult Career and Continuing Educational Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (formally VESID)

    ACCES-VR, within the New York State Education Department, promotes the development of students with disabilities to be lifelong learners. ACCES-VR provides funds to students who have significant disabilities and who need training to meet their employment goals as agreed upon with the rehabilitation counselors for the agency.  Funding is provided based on income and severity of need of education.

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    A number of local healthcare facilities and unions provide financial assistance for tuition and educational expenses.  For information regarding tuition reimbursement, you will need to contact your individual employer, as tuition reimbursement policies vary dramatically from each location. The best place to start is the facility’s Human Resources Department. Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees and for submission of documentation to their employer for any applicable reimbursement.

    Scholarship Searches

    The best way to search for private scholarships is to use a personalized search that compares your background with a database of awards that fit your profile.  The following list of free scholarship search sites is updated constantly, offering the most current, relevant, and accurate college scholarship opportunities.  Visit these websites, create a profile, and get personalized information on college scholarships and grants that match you:

    *Please contact one of these agencies as soon as possible in order to be considered for possible funding. 

    *Program also approved for Veterans Benefits, Native American Indian, and CSEA – LEAP benefits.